KPK to fetch Nazarudin from S`pore after naming him suspect

Jambi (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (LPK) will forcibly bring former Democrat Party (PD) treasurer M Nazaruddin home from Singapore after he has been named a suspect in a bribery case currently being investigated, the commission`s chief, Busyro Muqoddas, said.

"We will forcibly bring him home when he has been named a suspect. We are now still deepening our investigation into the bribery case he might be involved in. When we will name him a suspect, we cannot say," Busyro said after delivering a general lecture at the Jambu University campus here Saturday.

Busyro was replying to a question whether the KPK would dare to make Nazaruddin who is still a member of the House of Representatives return home from Singapore if he was needed for questioning.

"He (Nazaruddin) is not a suspect yet, and our investigation is now only at the stage of questioning witnesses," Busyro said.

When the ongoing investigation had yielded testimonies or strong proof all pointing at Nazaruddin, the KPK would take the necessary firm action, he said.

Nazaruddin was relieved from his postion as PD treasurer after he was widely reported to be implicated in a coruption case at the sports ministry and an attempt to bribe a Constitutional Court official.

Following his discharge as PD`s treasurer, the KPK asked the law and human rights ministry to impose an overseas travel ban on him but it turned out he had left for Singapore one day before the ban was issued. (*)